Our Approach

Learning Team Members

Health and Development on Track Beginning at Birth

Meghan Shanahan UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Jennifer Zuckerman Blue Cross Blue Shield NC Foundation
Rocio Anderson March of Dimes
Sheila Arias Parent Representative
Laila Bell NC Child
Rachael Burrello Ready for School, Ready for Life
Kevin Cain John Rex Endowment
Janice Freedman North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation
Melissa Johnson NC Infant & Young Child Mental Health Association
Victoria Manning Skeebo Foundation
Norma Marti NC Division of Public Health, Children & Youth Branch
Suzanne Metcalf Prevent Child Abuse NC
Duncan Munn NC Early Childhood Foundation Board of Directors
Sydney Phillips Down East Partnership for Children
Libby Richards Triangle Community Foundation
Michelle Ries North Carolina Institute of Medicine
Melinda Schlesinger Wake County Smart Start
Candy Scott Partnership for Children of Cumberland County
Barbara Still Project Enlightenment Foundation
Marshall Tyson NC Division of Public Health, Children & Youth Branch
Darden White Center for Child and Family Health

 

Supported and Supportive Families and Communities

Amy Hawn Nelson UNC Charlotte Urban Institute
Tamika Williams The Duke Endowment
Richard Edwards Benchmarks NC
Kelly Evans Duke Center for Child and Family Policy
Anne Foglia NC Institute of Medicine
Rachel Galanter Exchange Family Center
Sharon Hirsch Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina
Sharon Loza Children’s Places and Spaces/Marbles Kids Museum
Laura Marx United Way of North Carolina
Kim McCombs-Thornton The NC Partnership for Children/Smart Start, Inc.
Beth Messersmith MomsRising
Cedric Johnson NC Budget and Tax Center
Jane Morrow Smart Start of New Hanover County
Nina Sazer ODonnell NSO Associates
Danya Perry Communities In Schools NC
Katie Rosanbalm Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University
Sarah Sydney Parent Representative
Tom Vitaglione NC Child
Ginger Young Book Harvest
Carolyn Merrifield Reach Out and Read
Hardin Engelhardt Marbles Children’s Museum

 

High Quality Birth-to-Eight Learning and Education

Khari Garvin Save The Children
Terry Stoops John Locke Foundation
Anita Barker United Way of North Carolina
Lorie Barnes NCaeyc
Nancy Brown The NC Partnership for Children/Smart Start, Inc.
Anna Carter Child Care Services Association
Karla Casteen NC DPI/K-3 Literacy
Carolyn Dickens Motheread, Inc.
KC Elander NC DPI
Susan Gates SAS
Carolyn Guthrie NC DPI
Michelle Hearon Partnership for Children of Cumberland County, Inc.
Mary Herbenick Ready for School, Ready for Life
Mary Jones Nash/Rocky Mount Public School District
Julie Kowal BEST NC
Phillip Lampron Down East Partnership for Children
Debra Lanham Down East Partnership for Children
Elizabeth Levene Helps Education Fund
Betty Liverman Shaw University
Stephanie Lormand Parent Representative
Mark McDaniel UNC Chapel Hill
Bruce Mildwurf NC School Boards Association
Karen Mills Partnership for Children of Johnston County
Karen Patch SAS
Ellen Peisner-Feinberg FPG Child Development Institute
John Pruette NC DPI/Office of Early Learning
Libby Richards Triangle Community Foundation
Cyndi Soter O’Neil ChildTrust Foundation
Rachel Stine Book Harvest
Keith Sutton BEST NC
Laurie Williamson United Way of the Greater Triangle
Adam Zolotor NC Institute of Medicine